Silk & Snow is a Canada-based bedding company that aims to make luxury sleep products available to everyone at a price they can afford. The company currently sells bed frames, sheets, duvets, a pillow, a mattress protector, a weighted blanket, a silk pillowcase, and two mattress models.
The mattress line includes the Silk & Snow Mattress and the Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress. Both models contain memory foam comfort layers and have a medium firm feel, but the Silk & Snow has a polyfoam core while the Silk & Snow Hybrid uses coils. This review focuses exclusively on the original all-foam model. If you’re looking for the Silk & Snow Hybrid model, see our full review here.
The Silk & Snow Mattress uses three layers of foam to give it a distinctive pressure-relieving hug with greater responsiveness than many all-foam models. With a rating of 6 (medium firm) on the 10-point firmness scale, most sleepers are likely to rest comfortably on the Silk & Snow Mattress regardless of their body type and sleep position.
We’ll delve into the all-foam Silk & Snow Mattress’s construction, sizing, pricing, and performance before breaking down customer reviews and company policies.
The Silk & Snow Mattress rates at a 6 on the 10-point firmness scale, which means it has a medium firm feel that should be suitable for most sleepers. It is an all-foam model constructed of three layers.
A 2-inch layer of memory foam serves as the comfort layer. This memory foam is medium-density, balancing durability, close-conforming pressure relief, and temperature control. A gel infusion further aids temperature regulation by pulling heat away from the sleeper’s body.
Next, a 2-inch layer of polyfoam enhances the bed’s support and motion isolation while acting as a barrier so that sleepers don’t sink in too hard against the firm core. Finally, a 6-inch polyfoam core gives the sleep surface a sturdy base.
The mattress is wrapped in a polyester and spandex blend cover that stretches to move with the comfort layer. A silver infusion gives the cover anti-microbial properties to help protect against bacterial growth and resulting odors. This cover is also removable and machine washable, and the silver infusion has been tested to hold up after 100 washes.
All the foams in the Silk & Snow Mattress hold Certi-Pur US certification. This certification indicates that they are formulated without the use of ozone depleters, mercury, lead, formaldehyde, phthalates, and other potentially harmful substances.
The Silk & Snow Mattress consists of three layers of foam. The comfort layer is gel memory foam, while the transition and base layer each use high-density polyfoam. A polyester and spandex blend cover with a silver infusion wraps around the mattress.
Silver-Infused Polyester and Spandex Blend
2″ Gel Memory Foam
2″ Transitional Polyfoam
6″ High-density Polyfoam
The Silk & Snow Mattress is a budget-friendly model available in the six standard mattress sizes. While the list price is lower than average for an all-foam model, frequent promotions also offer additional savings.
|Twin||38" x 75"||10"||43lbs.||$650|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||10"||48lbs.||$650|
|Full||54" x 75"||10"||65lbs.||$725|
|Queen||60" x 80"||10"||76lbs.||$800|
|King||76" x 80"||10"||91lbs.||$950|
|California King||72" x 84"||10"||95lbs.||$950|
We would expect most all-foam models to isolate motion very well, and the Silk & Snow Mattress meets this expectation.
The 2-inch memory foam comfort layer absorbs virtually all surface-level vibrations that might otherwise transfer across the mattress and disturb your sleep partner’s slumber. More significant movement may reach the 2-inch polyfoam transition layer, which also isolates motion extremely well.
While the Silk & Snow Mattress should absorb the vast majority of movement, sleepers with partners prone to more rigorous tossing and turning could notice some vibrations.
As long as they’re not too firm for the sleeper, all-foam models typically excel in pressure relief. The same holds true of the Silk & Snow Mattress, which receives high marks in this performance category.
The Silk & Snow Mattress’s exceptional pressure relief comes from its memory foam comfort layer and polyfoam transition layer. A sleeper’s curves can sink into the memory foam, redistributing their weight to limit pressure buildup from critical areas like the hips and shoulders. Meanwhile, the polyfoam transition layer gently supports the sleeper without letting them sink in too deeply.
A sleeper’s weight and sleep position can also affect how and where they experience pressure. The Silk & Snow’s medium firm feel gives it the most remarkable pressure relief for side sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds. However, sleepers from any weight group and with any position preferences are likely to enjoy some degree of cradling and pressure relief.
Since memory foam is often prone to retaining body heat, many models that contain it don’t earn very high scores for temperature control. While the Silk & Snow Mattress isn’t as breathable as many innerspring and hybrid models, it regulates temperatures better than many all-foam models on the market.
Several components contribute to this moderate temperature control. First, the cover is breathable enough that air can flow into and out of the sleep surface. Additionally, the medium-density memory foam comfort layer doesn’t trap as much heat as most high-density memory foam, and its gel infusion helps transfer heat away from the sleeper’s body. The polyfoam transition layer and core also allow some cooling airflow so that heat can dissipate.
When an individual sits or sleeps near the edge of an all-foam bed, their weight typically causes the foam to compress. If the foam compresses excessively, this can make the perimeter of the bed feel unstable and limit how much of the surface a sleeper feels comfortable using.
Like most all-foam models, the Silk & Snow Mattress lacks reinforced edges, allowing sinkage around its perimeter. Some sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds may feel secure enough to sit or sleep near the perimeter of the bed without restriction, but some individuals who weigh more than 230 may feel like they could accidentally roll off if they sleep too close to the edge.
The hug of memory foam coupled with its relatively slow response to changes in pressure can make a mattress more difficult to move around on. While the Silk & Snow Mattress contains a memory foam layer, it is relatively easy to change position on compared to similarly constructed models.
Because the Silk & Snow uses medium-density memory foam, its comfort layer should regain its shape more quickly than those that use high-density memory foam. This should limit the “trapped in the bed” feel often associated with a lasting body impression. The memory foam comfort layer gives some hug, but the polyfoam transition layer and core are supportive enough that it’s unlikely the hug will feel restrictive.
The Silk & Snow Mattress is more responsive than many all-foam models, and couples often prefer a responsive feel for sex. This mattress doesn’t have the bounce associated with coil layers, but it regains its shape relatively quickly and doesn’t permit enough sinkage to restrict movement significantly. The memory foam’s contouring can also provide traction, and it is virtually silent to allow for more discreet activity.
The Silk & Snow should off-gas similarly to most all-foam models that ship compressed. Smells may linger from the manufacturing process, and these odors can’t air out when the mattress is compressed and wrapped for shipment.
If you are sensitive to smells, you might prefer to leave your new mattress in another room with good ventilation before use. Most odors should air out within about two days.
Experts typically view off-gassing odors as harmless, so most individuals should be able to use their mattress before it has finished off-gassing if they so choose.
The Silk & Snow Mattress is perhaps best suited for side sleepers due to its contouring and pressure relief. The 2-inch memory foam comfort layer lets their hips and shoulders sink in to reduce pressure buildup in these regions, and the polyfoam transition layer and core limit sagging to support proper spinal alignment.
Since it has a medium firm feel, the Silk & Snow Mattress should be a good match for side sleepers from all weight groups. Those who weigh over 130 pounds may get the best blend of cradling and support. Side sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds will probably enjoy moderate conforming along with the support they need. While these individuals are unlikely to suffer from sharp pressure points, they also might not enjoy as much pressure relief as heavier individuals since they won’t sink into the bed as deeply.
A back sleeper’s hips can sink into the Silk & Snow’s 2-inch memory foam comfort layer deeply enough to relieve pressure and align the spine. While some mattresses allow a back sleeper’s hips to drag the center of their body too deeply into the bed, the Silk & Snow’s supportive polyfoam transition layer and core curb excessive sagging to prevent spinal strain.
As a medium firm mattress, the Silk & Snow may be ideal for back sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds since they should enjoy the best mix of spinal support and contouring. The hips of those that weigh under 130 pounds may not sink in quite enough to keep the spine aligned. Similarly, back sleepers that weigh over 230 pounds could sink in a bit more around the hips, which could put some mild pressure on their lumbar region.
Stomach sleepers often have the hardest time finding a comfortable mattress since their preferred sleep position typically contributes to aches and pains. This discomfort can be amplified by a mattress that lets the weight of their hips and stomachs pull their midsections too deeply into the bed.
At 2 inches, the Silk & Snow’s memory foam comfort layer isn’t as thick as those of some all-foam models, so most stomach sleepers shouldn’t sink in excessively. The polyfoam transition layer and core also reduce the likelihood of midsection sagging by providing stable support.
Its construction combined with its medium firm feel makes the Silk & Snow Mattress a good match for stomach sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. Some individuals could notice slight drooping around their hips and bellies, especially if they carry extra weight in these areas. However, this shouldn’t be enough to cause excessive lumbar strain. Stomach sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds could find the Silk & Snow Mattress firmer than ideal, though they should enjoy ample support.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
|Side Sleepers||Good||Excellent||Very Good|
|Back Sleepers||Very Good||Excellent||Good|
|Stomach Sleepers||Good||Very Good||Good|
The Silk & Snow Mattress ships within the United States and Canada. It is available through the Silk & Snow website and at the company’s Toronto showroom.
Customers in the contiguous United States and the Canadian provinces receive free shipping with their Silk & Snow Mattress. Shipping is also available to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Canadian territories for a non-refundable fee.
Silk & Snow aims to ship mattresses as soon as possible. Transit times vary by location, though most customers in the United States and Canada should receive their orders within 2 to 7 business days after shipment. Those located in Alaska, Hawaii, and the Candian territories can expect to receive their shipments 7 to 9 days after it leaves the Silk & Snow facility.
The mattress will be delivered by one of Silk & Snow’s courier partners, which include UPS, USPS, Loomis Express, and Canada Post. Shipments are delivered to the door or wherever you typically receive large packages, and no signature is necessary. The customer then brings in the mattress, puts it in their room of choice, unpacks it, and sets it up.
Silk & Snow does not currently offer old mattress removal or White Glove delivery.
The Silk & Snow Mattress comes with a 100-night trial. Silk & Snow requires that you try your new bed for 30 nights to adjust. After this break-in period, you can return the mattress for a full refund of the purchase price if you aren’t satisfied. Silk & Snow will help arrange mattress pickup through one of its charitable partners. Each household is eligible for one mattress return.
Silk & Snow provides a partially prorated 15-year limited warranty for the Silk & Snow Mattress. The warranty covers physical flaws that cause the foam to split or crack and indentations over 2 inches deep.
If Silk & Snow determines that the mattress has a qualifying defect, it will elect to either repair or replace it. Transportation charges to return the mattress to the company fall on the owner. During the first 10 year period, Silk & Snow offers repairs and replacements of eligible mattresses for no extra charge. For the final 5 years, Silk & Snow will charge 75% of the original purchase price for mattress repairs and replacements.
Only the original purchaser of the mattress is eligible for this policy, and it is non-transferable. The mattress must be used with a proper foundation, and the law tags must be attached. Damage caused by misuse, abuse, and mishandling does not qualify for warranty coverage.
Additional terms and conditions apply.